Petrol and fuel is an essential thing for one to commute from one place to another, it is something that keeps one almost alive in the social space. And, the escalating price of the same is killing that same way of life for many.
Petrol and diesel rates crossed Rs 80 and Rs 70 respectively. The escalating petrol prices touched fresh record levels in Delhi and Mumbai on Tuesday (May 22), at Rs 76.87 and Rs 84.70 per litre respectively, up from Rs Rs 76.57 and Rs 84.40 on Monday.
The same scenario is being played out in various other cities and the people there have been facing the dreadful brunt of all this. One can’t even think of taking their car out and due to which, even the cabs are becoming harder and harder to catch every morning. Daily commute is turning out to be a stressful task everyone faces in the morning and one just can’t seem to get away from it, any time soon.
However, the people of today’s Internet don’t believe to cry due to their pain but rather love to laugh at it with a joke or two. The same has been going on in this petrol hike scenario. More and more people are now sharing their new and innovative ways to commute, along with the usual anger over the whole petrol hike situation. Check out the reactions over here:
Why are we so unique. We are the only country where taxes on petrol & diesel are 100% over the cost of refining plus dealer margin. What Indians pay for a litre of petrol is 40% of per capita income per day. For all other nations it is less than 3%.Why are we like this?
— M K Venu (@mkvenu1) May 21, 2018
When there were promises of "acche din", it was never mentioned for whom they will be. We just assumed they'd be for people…
— Sanket (@ket_san39) May 22, 2018
Now they are increasing the price so that when election come they reduce to get some votes…#FuelOnFire #FuelPriceHike #FuelPrice
— Vinay Nagrani (@Vinaynagrani) May 22, 2018
Government of India makes sure we don't roam out too much by hiking the fuel prices. May be Metro Rail and Public Transport would be an option. #FuelOnFire #FuelPrice
— Feroz Hussain (@ferozhussain_) May 22, 2018
May your happiness increase like Petrol Price,
May your sorrow fall like Indian Rupee.
#petrolpricehike #Petrol #petrolhike
— Mojahid sohrab (@Mojahidsohrab) May 22, 2018
Ghar se Niklte hi….Thodi dur chlte hi #FuelLootBySuitBoot #petrolpricehike #petrol #FuelPriceHike pic.twitter.com/8MNAn5phsv
— R. (@lastjediDotCom) May 22, 2018
Can you guys please to retail petrol/diesel as well?
I'll buy a lifetime membership honestly#FuelPriceHike
— Kev (@k3v1nkn0w5) May 22, 2018
Fuel price hikes takes us back to the Stone Age with the Flintstones 😂✌🏽pic.twitter.com/wgvXeIMkFp
— ♔Kurt Morris (@morris_kurt) May 22, 2018
#FuelPriceHike #FuelOnFire #FuelLootBySuitBoot #FuelHike pic.twitter.com/GMDDn6zIdg
— suku suku (@Sukeshkothari) May 22, 2018
Acche Din toh sirf Petrol Pump walon ke aaye hai…#PeTrolled #FuelPriceHike #FuelLootBySuitBoot
— Shareq Inamdar (@itssrq) May 22, 2018
Petrol pump attendant: "Sir, please don't use your cellphone. Aag lag sakti hai."
Me: *looks at petrol's price per litre on the machine*
Attendant: *looks at diesel's price on the machine*
Me: *looks at the attendant*
Attendant: *looks back at me*
"Koi nahi sir, laga do aag"
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) May 22, 2018
#meafterpetrolhike #petrolpricehike pic.twitter.com/WNWGuPoniR
— Karan Parvesh Singh (@karan_parvesh) May 22, 2018
Alternative Transport in #FuelPriceHike pic.twitter.com/njOH6a4nya
— Scorpion 🦂 (@ijagdishjoshi) May 22, 2018
Sab nazar ka khel hai, jahan se main dekh raha hoon, Rupaya uth raha hai, petrol gir raha hai #Fuel #FuelPriceHike #Rupee pic.twitter.com/Y3kxe9kIoJ
— Prernaپریر نا प्रेरणा (@prernao2) May 22, 2018
#FuelPriceHike BJP supportes after fuel price hike pic.twitter.com/wAmnY2LVYD
— priya (@Strong_willed_) May 21, 2018
Reaction to #FuelPriceHike
Pic1: When in opposition
Pic2: When in power pic.twitter.com/vXNXm7axqt
— The Lying Lama 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) May 20, 2018
#MondayMotivaton be like Modiji so when the country reels under another #FuelPriceHike you conveniently jet off to Russia. Career goals.
— Raghav Chopra (@RaghavChopra_) May 21, 2018
With fuel price reaches all time high, PM Narendra Modi digging out an Oil well to restore the prices. ~ Republic TV. (2018) pic.twitter.com/mxLYQVThja
— History of India (@RealHistoryPic) May 21, 2018
Yes, these were indeed hilarious, however, the fact remains the same that petrol hike is real and in the coming days, it might become a luxury none of us would be prepared for. There have been demands from various quarters, including industry associations such as Ficci and Assocham, for a reduction in fuel excise duties and inclusion of automobile fuels under the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). As for the government, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has announced that govt. Is trying their best to keep the rising petrol prices in check.